block plane

noun

Definition of block plane

: a small plane made with the blade set at a lower pitch than other planes and used chiefly on end grains of wood

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With the stringers in place, check that each step is level, and use a block plane to shave down high spots. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps," 1 Dec. 2017

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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